Discovering the Optimal Temperature for Hot Water Washing Machines

Choosing the right water temperature for the washing machine can help extend the life of our garments and ensure they stay looking clean and new! In this article, we explore the best way to select the appropriate washing program and water temperature to care for different types of fabrics.


1Temperature Range: 30-40 degrees Celsius

For delicate and easily damaged fabrics such as mesh curtains, mixed fiber garments, and pure wool garments that are machine washable, it is recommended to use a washing temperature between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius.

Wool fabric suitable for temperatures from about 30 to below 40 degrees C

Washing at this temperature ensures thorough cleaning without damaging the fabric. Additionally, using a lower temperature of 30⁰C instead of 40⁰C can help reduce monthly energy consumption.

2Temperature: 40 degrees Celsius

The most common and popular washing temperature for many washing machines is 40 degrees Celsius. Fabrics such as cotton, various fabrics (except silk, satin, wool, and dark-colored clothing), Coolmax and Sympatex products, sheep’s wool clothing, pure wool clothing, blankets, and bed sheets can be machine washed at this temperature.

Coolmax fabric suitable for 40 degrees C temperature

3Temperature Range: 40-60 degrees Celsius

For clothing that comes into direct contact with the skin, such as underwear, diapers, towels, mattress pads, or clothing made of synthetic fibers, the appropriate washing temperature is between 40⁰C and below 60⁰C.

Towels suitable for temperature from 40 to below 60 degrees C

4Temperature: 60 degrees Celsius

This temperature is suitable for cotton fabrics, mixed fabrics, or durable colored fabrics, as well as white cotton fabrics with slight stains. Washing at 60 degrees Celsius ensures thorough cleaning without causing damage.

Linen fabric suitable at 60 degrees C temperature

For the use of liquid detergents, it is recommended to choose a low-temperature washing program (not exceeding 60⁰C) for all fabrics or only use it for wool.

5Temperature Range: 60-95 degrees Celsius

Water temperature between 60 and 95⁰C is suitable for children’s clothing or non-fading fabrics such as dress shirts, pajamas, nightgowns, white cotton fabrics, and linen fabrics (tablecloths, towels, bed sheets, etc.).

Newborn baby clothes suitable temperature from 60 to below 95 degrees C

These are some guidelines for selecting the appropriate water temperature for your washing machine to ensure clean and durable clothes. We hope that the information provided in this article helps you make the right temperature choices for your laundry. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment, and we will respond as soon as possible!